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Luongo solid in Canucks' 2-1 win over Wild; Kuemper loses in NHL debut

  • Vancouver Canucks left wing Mason Raymond (21) crashes into Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)The Associated Press

  • Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)The Associated Press

  • Vancouver Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen (36) sends his shot past Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)The Associated Press

Robert Luongo made 25 saves, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

Luongo's home shutout streak against the Wild ended at 228 minutes, 26 seconds but he held on for the win. He still hasn't lost a game in regulation this season.

Luongo lowered his goals-against average to 1.45, behind only Ottawa's Craig Anderson. Kevin Bieksa and Jannik Hansen scored for Vancouver (8-2-2).

Devin Setoguchi had the only goal for the Wild (6-6-1), whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Minnesota hasn't won in Vancouver since Jan. 31, 2009 (0-9-2).

Darcy Kuemper stopped 28 shots in a losing effort in his NHL debut. Kuemper was called up because Josh Harding was dealing with the effects of medication he takes for multiple sclerosis.